Reader in Film, Television and Media/Co-Director, Centre for Media History, Aberystwyth University
Media historian, especially television. Currently working on three projects: the early years of television and the BBC (in the 1920s and 1930s) - book out from Edinburgh University Press in 2021! Also working on a Leverhulme Trust-funded project on television and society in Wales in the 1970s. And finally, in the very initial stages of a project on the history of public service broadcasting in Britain. I'm a member of the steering group of the Entangled Media Histories research network, a member of the advisory group of the National Broadcast Archive of Wales, and of the 'Connected Histories of the BBC' research project based at the University of Sussex.
The future of UK public broadcasting is in play. On November 10 the culture minister Oliver Dowden announced that he was establishing a panel to advise his department as part of the governments strategic review of public...